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Wedding Wednesday: Reception Dresses

Every woman knows how important her wedding gown is—most of us have been dreaming about it for years! But not all wedding gowns are built the same, some are easy to move around in and some are not. That’s why the idea of wearing a reception dress is becoming more popular! In this week’s post, you’ll see some elegant dresses that are perfect for dancing at your reception!

It’s becoming more and more common for brides to ditch their big, bulky wedding gowns (after the ceremony and photos, of course!) in favor of an ensemble that is more party appropriate! A quick wardrobe change can really help out a bride who wants to dance the night away and not have to worry about itchy layers or a sagging dress.

A fun way to choose your reception is to go for the opposite of what your ceremony dress was, that way you get the best of both worlds! If you wore a traditional ball gown during the ceremony, try a light and flowy dress for the reception. If you wore a simple sheath wedding gown, why not go for an embellished or short ball gown? Whether you choose a reception dress with straps, a simple design or a forgiving material, just make sure that the dress you choose will help you have a care-free evening!

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Wedding Wednesday: Beautiful Bridesmaids

From the proposal to the bridal showers, and all the way through to the bachelorette party, your bridesmaids have been there every step of the way! These women are your best friends and your closest family members, and they deserve to wear dresses that are both fun and flattering on your big day! In this week’s post, you’ll see some charming dresses that are perfect for your beautiful bridesmaids.

One of the hottest trends in bridal fashion right now is to have mismatched bridesmaid dresses. From mint green to coral pink, you choose the color and let your bridesmaids choose the style! If you’re going for a more casual look tell them to pick something knee-length or shorter and in a soft, flowy material like chiffon. Tea-length or floor-length gowns in satin or with lace accents create a more refined aesthetic.

With a whole rainbow of colors and a variety of styles, we’re certain you will find something you love! Check out our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection for more inspiration.

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Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Trends Report Pt. 3

All good things come to an end, right? Welcome to Part 3 of our Bridal Trends Report for 2012! This is the final installment in this series but fret not, we will still be featuring the hottest bridal looks right here each week! Today we will highlight four great trends that will ensure that you are dressed to impress!

We’ve had a ton of fun searching for this season’s trends in our very own LightInTheBox Wedding Collection and now we’re thrilled to show them off to you! These styles may be unconventional, but we’re certain you’ll find something you like here—from voluminous ball gowns and asymmetrical hemlines to lace capes and, my personal favorite, the color purple!

If these gowns aren’t quite your speed, you should check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this season’s Bridal Trends Report.

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Voluminous Ball Gowns

The traditional ball gown gets a facelift this season! No dramatic changes here, but lots of full, dramatic skirts.

Asymmetrical Hemlines

These peek-a-boo hemlines are ultra-trendy. And they’re the definitely the easiest way to show off amazing wedding shoes!

Sheer Lace Capes

These capes are great for the bride who’s looking for a new way to cover up. Last season was all about long sleeves, but the newest craze is gracefully draped capes and shawls.

The Color Purple

Although it’s not an obvious choice, purple is quickly becoming a modern bride’s go-to color! You can try this color both head-to-toe and as an accent (and in any shade).

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Trends Report Pt. 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Bridal Trends Report for 2012! If you are still on the hunt for that perfect wedding gown, look no further—we’ve put all the latest trends in one place just for you! From slim silhouettes to ball gown shapes, show off your curves in this season’s most chic dresses.

Here we will highlight three fabulous trends that each bride should be aware of, embellished illusion necklines, fluffy ruffles and cap sleeves. These styles have certainly been seen before, but 2012 will breathe new life back into them with more elaborate designs.

Each gown has its own unique virtues, so take a look around and decide which style is right for you! Be sure to check out our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection for other elegant options.

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Embellished Illusion Necklines

While lace has been the adornment of choice for sheer necklines for quite some time, crystal and pearl appliqués give these see-through styles a more glamorous look.

Fluffy Ruffles

Flirtatious and flattering, these fun layers are certainly having their moment in the spotlight.

Cap Sleeves

Put a classic twist on even the most flashy, body-hugging gowns with dainty cap sleeves.

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Trends Report Pt. 1


As the saying goes, a new year, a new you! For all the lucky ladies getting married this year, lots of changes are coming your way. Why not start your new life by ditching last year’s bridal trends and embracing what 2012 has to offer? This week’s post is part 1 of a three part series that will showcase the top 10 wedding dress trends for 2012!

The spring 2012 trends are everything a bride could want—beautiful, charming, and somehow both simple and full of detail! Part 1 of our Bridal Trends Report focuses on three great trends we’ve been seeing on the runways, sexy slits, off-the-shoulder necklines and beaded bodices. And, best of all, following the latest bridal trends doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to break the bank!

Here are some seriously stunning wedding gowns that are both chic and affordable! Check out our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection for more elegant options.

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Sexy Slits

Formfitting gowns have always been a wedding favorite, and now with these alluring slits, they’re more eye-catching than ever!

Off-The-Shoulder Necklines

Match this shoulder-baring style with a loose fitting skirt to give it a subtly sexy look. A loose skirt guarantees you won’t have to watch what you eat!

Beaded Bodices

Intricate beading on the top half and paired with a fairly simple skirt is right on trend. And don’t be afraid to go all out with the beading on the bodice, since you’ll be keeping it simple down below!

Wedding Wednesday: A Winter Wonderland

Every bride dreams of having that perfect wedding day, with beautiful decor, great friends and loving family. And what better way is there to celebrate a new union than by snuggling up with your loved ones at your winter wedding? In this week’s post you’ll see some stunning options to create a warm and memorable winter wonderland wedding in this cold and dreary season!

If you’re the kind of girl who has always dreamed of having that princess moment at her wedding, a winter wedding might be just right for you! A heavy dress with a full skirt is perfect for winter nuptials, and faux fur wraps or lace bridal jackets are both fabulous options to help you keep warm. You could also opt for a dress with sleeves for a little more coverage.

While red and green are the traditional colors of the holiday season, you should consider a less-is-more approach. Embrace the season with your color palette, but don’t go overboard! Using silver and white is a classic take on the winter theme, and adding crystal or sequin accents can add some serious glamour to your winter wedding! And deep, rich accent colors are a great choice for a more dramatic look—think navy blue, hunter green or even eggplant purple!

Whether your wedding will be a winter wonderland or a beach getaway, our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has everything you need to make it magical! Click on a picture to go to the product page.

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Wedding Wednesday: Simply Elegant

It’s not every day that a lady gets to dress in her most stunning ensemble, which is all the more reason to go all out on your wedding day! And the great news is you can look stylish and graceful without breaking the bank! In this week’s post you’ll see some simply elegant items that are both chic and affordable.

Elegant is defined as “tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, or design” and a wedding should have all of those qualities. But having an elegant soiree does not necessarily mean that it has to come with an extravagant price. In fact, with a little time and effort put into the planning, it is absolutely possible to have an ornate wedding that is also budget-friendly!

The key is to looking elegant and chic is to keep things simple! If you’re wearing a dress that has lots of embroidery or other details, keep your accessories to a minimum and make sure that they blend well with your dress. On the other hand, if your dress has a simple design you can get a little more creative with your jewelry and other accoutrement! Whether you’re browsing for yourself or for your bridesmaids, be sure to check out our selection!

From shoes to gowns, our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection has everything you need to have a simply elegant wedding night! Click on a picture to go to the product page.

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Wedding Wednesday: The Bachelorette Party

The stress of wedding planning is enough to wear out anyone—but don’t get so absorbed in the decision-making that you forget to celebrate! One of the most fun and frivolous nights in the life of a bride-to-be is the bachelorette party! In this week’s post you’ll see some playful looks that any woman (single or taken) would look great in.

Having a bachelorette party is the perfect occasion for a bride-to-be to let loose and celebrate her upcoming nuptials with her best friends. And whether it’s going to be a wild night of dancing or a quiet dinner, you deserve to be well-dressed for your bachelorette party! But don’t wear anything too revealing, you still have your future husband to think about!

Here are some affordable options from both the LightInTheBox Special Occasion Collection and Fashion Collection that are sure to make your girls’ night memorable! Click on a picture to go to the product page.

Flashy

If you want to be the center of attention your dress should be have sparkly embellishments, a distinctive design or, at the very least, be in a fun color.

Stylish

For a super chic look, try something with sleeves and an interesting fabric like velvet, mesh or leather. If all else fails a cocktail dress with lace details is always on trend.

Vintage

This timeless look is all about simplicity, but you can mix it up with a unique neckline or fun print. Try solid colors for a more demure look.

Wedding Wednesday: All That Glitters

After months of wedding planning and stressing out, you deserve to be the center of attention on your big day! All eyes will be on you as you’ll be the only one wearing white (hopefully!), so don’t be afraid to shine, both figuratively and literally. In this week’s post you’ll see some glittery pieces that are sure to dazzle everyone around.

Although you don’t have to be getting married to wear an outfit that sparkles, a wedding is the perfect occasion! Each bride already has their first and most important piece of sparkle taken care of—the ring! While the ring will be the focal point for most people, you are allowed to add some more glitter to your ensemble!

Whether it’s on your feet, in your hair, on your ears or even on your dress, adding some sparkle to your look can be done easily! There are so many styles and accessories available to today’s brides that it’s simple to find the right piece of glitz for you. You can rely on sequins, crystals, broaches, beading, appliqués, or even rhinestones to give you the extra shimmer you’re looking for!

Here are some sparkly options from the LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection that are perfect for the bride that wants to shine!

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Wedding Wednesday: A Black Tie Affair

Deciding on what time of day to get married is a big deal. So big, in fact, that it’s usually one of the first wedding planning details that is decided upon! The time of day can dictate what type of food will be served, where the reception will be held and what you and your guests will wear! If you’re planning on tying the knot at night, you might consider making your ceremony a black tie affair. In this week’s post you’ll see some gorgeous black tie ensembles that are perfect for the wedding party or a guest!

Having a black tie wedding is a great way for the bride to wear that princess gown she’s always dreamed of! Full-skirted ball gowns, dresses that are dripping with lace, or a slinky, sexy dress with a train are all appropriate for a formal affair. If you’re a guest you could opt for a simple cocktail dress with statement jewelry or go glam with a gown! It’s up to you and what you’re comfortable wearing!

Here are some elegant options from the LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection that are perfect for any nighttime wedding! Click the pictures to go to the product page.

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